Indian Health Service Dental Externships
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 IHS Dental
Externship Program for the Class of 2023 has been
Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service Dental Externships provide an
opportunity for dental students to gain professional
experience, as well as to determine whether a career with
the Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health
or a position at a specific IHS or Tribal site would be a
career path of interest.
Most externships require a commitment of 2-4 weeks
between May 1 – September 30.
Program reference guide
Externships are available for dental students between
their third and fourth years of school within the months
of May through September.
Amount of funding
Covers the following travel expenses, up to $2,000:
- Airfare, which is deducted from the budgeted expenses
- Lodging (at government rates) when free housing is
- A per diem for miscellaneous expenses
Students must be prepared to cover the travel costs
(other than airfare) related to the externship.
Reimbursement will be paid upon completion of travel.
Links to the online application and related forms are
available on the
American Indian or Alaska Native · Dental workforce · Health workforce education and training · Oral health
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